The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and football chat.
The ‘Caps unbeaten start to the season ended in Sandy, Utah on Sunday night with a 1-0 loss to their altitude buddies from Colorado. We pick over the bones of the match, look at all the lows, and hear the postgame thoughts from both head coaches, Marc Dos Santos and Robin Fraser.
We also look at all of the action around the MLS Western Conference this weekend and look ahead to next Saturday’s Canadian derby with Montreal.
We turn our attention to refereeing for the rest of the show as we talk about the success of VAR in MLS and the introduction of concussion protocol substitutions as a trial this season. And can you scout referees the way you do opposing teams and players? We delve into all of that, plus we hear thoughts from PRO Referees GM Howard Webb, current MLS ref Ismael Elfath, Vice President of MLS Competitions Jeff Agoos, and MLS managers Marc Dos Santos and Jim Curtin.
All of this plus we open some more 2011 MLS Upper Deck cards and there’s music from show faves Werd (SOS) and DLB, Adam and the Ants begin their residency as our Artists of the Month, and Yukari Fresh features in this week’s Wavelength.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.21: Intro and football cards
08.34: Vancouver v Colorado postgame analysis
37.27 Coach audio – Marc Dos Santos and Robin Fraser
42.51: More Whitecaps chat
56.52: MLS weekly round-up
91.43: Howard Webb and Ismael Elfath talk VAR in MLS
112.18: Scouting MLS refs with audio from MDS and Jim Curtin
124.00: Concussion substitutions discussions featuring Howard Webb, Ismael Elfath, and Jeff Agoos
140.32: MDS talks concussion protocols and concussion subs
144.04: Wavelength – Yukari Fresh – Paul Scholes
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